Donal MacIntyre

Investigative Documentaries and Undercover Reporter


Posted on August 20, 2010

DARE FILMS, the production company behind the internationally acclaimed ‘A Very British Gangster’ announces the documentary sequel. Distribution deals in the UK and France and the US will finance the project which will be directed by Donal MacIntyre.     ‘The Sins of the Father” is being shot entirely on Red Cameras. Full details are expected in the next forthnight. MacIntyre directed the award winning ” Smoke Is Poison” series of commercials and the Sundance selected feature ” A Very British Gangster”. The film followed the trials and tribulations of a Manchester Crime Boss and was released in cinema in the UK, USA, France and Spain. The film has won awards internationally including in Spain and France. Catch a look at the trailer. watch?v=Hds9YohJ0-8


New Radio Series

Posted on August 20, 2010

rain01.jpgIn a new radio series for the BBC Radio, Donal MacIntyre interviews some of the country’s best known journalists about their greatest scoops. “This is really a history series where we unravel and unpick the detail behind those who write the first draft of it. I am very excited” MacIntyre said. ” I am interviewing my heroes and hearing their stoires have humbled and hugely moved me. The series, commissioned by BBC Scotland and due to be broadcast later in the year. The interview format show follows his ‘Second Lives” series last year also commissioned by BBC Scotland and BBC World Service. The Irish Broadcaster also is a familiar face on BBC Radio Five Live. His series ‘Second Lives” involved one to one interviews with spies and covert operators.

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What is a MUP?

Posted on March 17, 2010

My very favourite investigative gem is the MUP – that is Made Up Phenomena or M.U.P. and this entertains our team weekly as they prepare for the Sunday radio show. Here my editor Innes Bowen explains how we love and seek out the MUPs! It’s Friday lunchtime, and the team from the Donal MacIntyre show is frantically scouring the pages of this week’s newspapers.      Me: “What about the one-armed thief who stole a single cufflink?”  Phil: “That one’s true, I’m afraid.”    Bob: “And the North Yorkshire Police really did have had 200,000 calls about a job ad. Though even if they hadn’t, I’m not sure that story was interesting enough to be a MUP.”

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Posted on March 17, 2010

Unpaid internships ‘breaking minimum wage law’

The Donal MacIntyre Show, BBC Radio 5 live

“I’ve been looking for a job ever since I graduated last year. When I started, it was for paid work, but I soon realised that was unlikely, so I thought I’d have a better chance with an unpaid internship.”


Crime Against Claudia?

Posted on March 17, 2010

CLAUDIA Lawrence is all most certainly the victim of an horrific crime – just what that crime is, we cannot be sure of yet writes Donal MacIntyre

There is one crime we know for certain that has been committed and that is the disgraceful character assignation of her.The 36 year old chef was convicted in the eyes of the public for being young, free and single.Despite the lurid tales and disclosures from ex-lovers and friends in some parts of the press, the police have tracked down just 12 lovers over five years after an analysis of years of telephone calls and over ten thousand texts.In the modern world such a sexual history is not unusual and in the London context, it is positively restrained.And yet on the streets of York the whispered word in the shadows is that “she deserved what she got”.I got told that she was a “man eater “ and “a goer”. Another said that “she reaped what she sowed ”

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Update on Claudia Lawrence

Posted on March 17, 2010

Claudia Lawrence’s family seek police reassurances after Donal MacIntyre raises inquiry questions

THE family of missing York woman Claudia Lawrence have called for police reassurances over the year-long investigation into her disappearance.

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Joining London Tonight

Posted on March 17, 2010

I am delighted to announce that I am joining ITV’s London Tonight news team from next month. I am delighted to be joining such a respected team and hope to do my very best to bring something special to the party. It is a great honour and I am thrilled with the opportunity. I shall continue to work with my BBC radio show and of course, with my This Morning consumer champion slot. I thank all at ITN for considering me for the positon. Here Goes!  Donal MacIntyre joins ITV news show     (UKPA) – 6 hours ago

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School Days – The Worst of Your Life?

Posted on February 27, 2010

From The Daily Mail – Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre, 43, lives in west London with his wife, Ameera, a TV producer and presenter, and their daughters, Allegra, six, and Tiger willow, two.

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